Year 11’s ‘Sensational’ GCSE Results 2018

It has been a sensational morning for our Year 11s, opening some of the best results Penrice has ever seen. In another year of uncertainty with the new grading system, Year 11 should be immensely proud of their determination to achieve the highest positive progress grade ever recorded at Penrice – smashing last year’s outstanding… Read more »


Penrice Celebrates ‘Best Results Ever’

On Thursday 25th August 2016, our students celebrated what is the best set of GCSE results in the history of Penrice Academy. 72% of our students achieved 5 A*-Cs including English and Maths, with 90% achieving A*-C in English and 78% achieving A*-C in Maths. Despite national reforms to exams, Penrice Academy has managed to… Read more »


Principal’s Blog – Working Together

The students completed their own EU debate and polling yesterday, with REMAIN coming out on top. Overnight the polls were close, the voting turned out unprecedented and the LEAVE campaign won. As with all of us I am now left wandering what this means for me, my family and our future, worryingly I really don’t… Read more »


Principal’s Blog – Community

This week has seen a number of our students impacting on the community in a really positive way. It’s a shame about what we’ve seen covered in the newspapers considering the incredible things our students are involved in each week. However, this week they did us proud once again. On Tuesday, a selection of students… Read more »


Principal’s Blog – In the News

Penrice has been in the news this week for creating music videos in the rainforest and our fantastic students being interviewed live on the BBC at the Eden Project, local newspapers reported that our children are banned from a supermarket without talking to me first and Mr Brown represented Penrice and Cornwall at Twickenham –… Read more »


Principal’s Blog: Half Term

It has been the quickest seven weeks of my life! Penrice is a vibrant, diverse and totally enjoyable school to lead. I have been amazed at the pace, energy and dedication of the staff in the first part of this term. The students too are open to trying a whole range of experiences. The latest… Read more »


Principal’s Blog – Saying Farewell

Last week was a busy week at Penrice with the first full week of exams already completed. I’m really impressed with the way our Year 11s have conducted themselves and have heard some really positive attitudes – I wish them all the best for the coming weeks. It was also big week for Year 11… Read more »


Principal’s Blog: Recognising Success

It’s been another phenomenal week for Penrice and our students – one in which we’ve really celebrated achievements. The week started with news of Ten Tors 2016 – our Team of Jack Hoskin, Bella Nash, Brett Barnes, Aron Snell, Niall Blackbeard, Josh Barden Waters and reserve Josh Eycott-Marton had completed this year’s challenge, placing 3rd… Read more »


Principal’s Blog: Hidden Talents

The Regional Schools Commissioner has said about Penrice this week: ‘There is significant capacity at Penrice and everything that should be done is being done to raise results.’  This is fantastic news and a real confidence boost for the school. The education landscape is ever shifting and this just reassures me and the rest of… Read more »


Principal’s Blog: Great Impressions

It’s been an excellent week for Penrice. We’ve had a number of visitors on site taking in the atmosphere of the school and wanting to know all about us. On Tuesday we had a visit from a Regional Schools Commissioner, who was interested to learn about our students, their lessons, and education at Penrice. I’m… Read more »

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